Ethics and Human Research, January-February 2020

Crowdsourced Research: Vulnerability, Autonomy, and Exploitation Adrian Kwek The use of online crowdsourcing platforms to recruit research participants has become ubiquitous in social, behavioral, and educational research. In what sense are crowd workers vulnerable as research participants, and what should ethics reviewers look out for in evaluating a crowdsourced research protocol? The article examines these…

Details

Does news coverage of crashes affect perceived blame?

Despite an ever-rising number of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths on U.S. roads each year, there’s no widespread public pressure to improve road safety — a situation influenced by how news articles about auto-pedestrian/bicyclist crashes are written, said Tara Goddard, Texas A&M assistant professor of urban planning. «Adopting simple improvements in crash reporting offers a potentially…

Details

A Midwest Connection for Wagyu Beef

In 2014, several Angus cattle ranchers in Ohio started raising Wagyu for Sakura Wagyu Farms, a company formed to set standards for the cattle. The animals are bred from 100 percent Wagyu stock crossed with Angus, according to strict rules covering how they are grown (pastured, without hormones or antibiotics). Sakura’s own farms, also in…

Details

The Only Saucepan You Need

Cookware is among the stuff sold on Food52, the website for cooking and dining. Its new line, Five Two Essential Cookware, is designed with consumers’ feedback, and includes about the best saucepan you could want. Everything was considered: Made with three layers (aluminum sandwiched between stainless steel), it has well-balanced heft, a slightly rounded silhouette…

Details

Take a Deep Dive Into Spanish Cuisine

In the past two decades, the reputation of Spanish food on the world’s culinary stage has skyrocketed, with chefs like Ferran Adrià, the Roca brothers, the Arzaks and José Andrés in the lead. But as “Delicioso,” a new history of Spanish food explains, it is not a sudden phenomenon. The illustrated book is a dense,…

Details

Guantánamo Testimony Exposes Role of Doctors in C.I.A. Interrogations

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — When the C.I.A. strapped down Khalid Shaikh Mohammed at a secret site in Poland in 2003, those inside the cell included a three-man waterboarding team, black-masked guards — and a doctor. The doctor’s stated role was to monitor…

Details

Vegan Soups Ready to Reheat

Ben LeBlanc, whose satisfying soups are ladled out at Good Stock, his cafe in the West Village and Urbanspace Vanderbilt market stand, is now selling them online. They come frozen in plastic sleeves, each a single generous 16-ounce portion. All are vegetarian or vegan, in flavors like carrot-ginger, roasted mushroom, lentil and roasted tomato. There’s…

Details

An Ode to Manhattan’s Chinatown

The Chinatown Collection is a temporary pop-up store with items, selected by Care of Chan, a brand management agency, that pay homage to residents and businesses in the Manhattan neighborhood. T-shirts celebrating famous restaurants designed by the chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food and the artist Andrew Kuo, who has used Jing Fong as…

Details